Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Flashback - Birthday On The One Edition

Metallica - "One"

On this day in 1962, the world was blessed with the arrival of an influential guitarist complete with long, dark wavy hair. The birthday boy in question is Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist for Metallica.

The video for One is significant for a few reasons: it was Metallica's first video and it's mad cool. The song's theme is war and features tons of creepy clips from a flick called "Johnny Got His Gun". The underlying message is dark, which is not very conducive to kicking off a weekend. But it's a great way to blow off some steam (read: heavy head banging part).

Another way to blow off some steam would be to smash your copy of the Lou Reed/Metallica collabo Lulu, and get back to the basics. Destroy the thing that should not be. Ride the lightning back catalog.

PS sorry for the pop ups/ads in the vid.



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